5 Years





Fast Facts
  • No Cats!!

  • Loves kids!

  • Good with other dogs

  • Crate trained

  • Went through treatment for Heart worm

  • Would love a person who is home


Foster mom often finds me looking out the patio window, “chomping at the bit” to run and play with all the kids I see having fun at the park across the way. I love being with children, and also enjoy playing with other dogs. Sometimes my dog friends and I play with toys, and if someone throws toys for me, I’ll fetch them!

I spent my first five years in a breeder environment. I came to As Good as Gold four months ago, and foster mom thinks I’ve come a long way in that amount of time. Listen to this! I’m housebroken, I know the commands sit, come, drop it, leave it, and down. Pretty impressive, ‘eh? Baths, nail trims, ear cleaning—no problem. And I’ve learned to take treats gently. I’m not a perfect leash walker, but foster mom bought me a harness that seems pretty comfortable. I get distracted during walks. Chirping birds, cars, so many interesting things to observe outdoors! I love it outdoors so much that it’s recommended that I have a fenced-in yard. There’s a chance that if given the opportunity, I’ll take off to parts unknown!

There’s a skin condition called ichthyosis that I don’t even notice I have. The only time it shows itself is if I get tense about something, then my skin will shed a bit. No ointments are needed. I may need special baths to help my skin. Preferably one family member would be home most of the day,

A few things my forever owners should know:

  • I don’t like cats!
  • When I’m home alone, I’m fine resting in my crate.
  • I’m not confrontational in any circumstance.
  • I had heartworm. Once I get a clear blood test, which is expected later in June, I’ll be ready for adoption.

When foster mom works at her desk or relaxes on the couch, I love being by her, I sit at her feet. You likely know that foster parents know lots about their fosters, and my mom surely knows me! I’m not too shy to say that she thinks I’m a handsome dog!  “Wallace has a beautiful heart and a wonderful spirit.  He’s full of life and would do well with a family with energetic kids.  He’s a good boy and soon to become a great boy!”

  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

  • We primarily adopt goldens to families living within Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the southern most counties of Wisconsin

  • If you do not own your residence or live in a condo, you will need a letter from your landlord or property management company

  • Provide excellent vet care for your dog(s)

  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES? All your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

If interested please fill out our online adoption application form; please make sure you fill in every required field/question or your submission will not go through. Please note that we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care and our bios are our current observations; we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history and as such breed and age estimates are an educated guess.

Available Goldens for Adoption